Online campaign nets $280,000 for Chicago popsicle vendor

Sep 15, 2016

Online campaign nets $280,000 for Chicago popsicle vendor

An 89-year-old Chicago man who sells popsicles from a street cart has received more than $280,000 in donations from an online campaign to help him. Fidencio Sanchez is known as the paleta (popsicle) man on the GoFundMe page set up for him by Joel ...

Chicago gun violence soars as homicides hit 20-year high

Sep 2, 2016

Chicago gun violence soars as homicides hit 20-year high

Chicago recorded its deadliest month in two decades in August, part of a sharp rise in gun violence in the nation’s third-largest city this year. Chicago police said Thursday that 90 people were killed last month, a 66 percent increase over August 2015. There ...

Jul 28, 2016

Obamas pick presidential library site in Chicago: source

U.S. President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama have reached a long-awaited decision on where exactly in Chicago to build their presidential library. The location is the city’s historic Jackson Park, near the University of Chicago where the president taught law before being ...

Chicago-area 1960 creator of beehive hairdo dead at 98

Jun 14, 2016

Chicago-area 1960 creator of beehive hairdo dead at 98

Margaret Vinci Heldt, who became a hairstyling celebrity after she created the famous beehive hairdo in 1960, has died at age 98. Ahlgrim Funeral Home in the Chicago suburb of Elmhurst said Monday that Heldt died Friday at a senior living community. The beehive ...